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NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial (16 in., 17 in., 18 in., 20 in.)

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  • Extreme Performance Competition Tire
  • D.O.T. Compliant, Road-Legal
  • High-Grip Compound, Semi-Racing Design
  • Provides Maximum Traction on the Track
  • Designed for Drag Racing Applications
  • For Use on Rear Wheels Only
  • Designed for 2005-2018 Ford Mustangs

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Manufacturer Ratings
  • Drag Radial
  • Directional

    Directional tires can only be rotated front-to-back, but not side-to-side. Staggered sized directional tires cannot be rotated.

Customer Ratings
  • Dry Traction 4.9/5 4.878505
  • Wet Traction 3.6/5 3.631068
  • Road Noise 3.7/5 3.735294
  • Ride Quality 4.6/5 4.579439
Tire Size Wheel Width Tire Diameter Tread Depth Revs Per Mile Weight (lbs)
For 15" wheels
275/50R15 7.5" - 9.5" 25.7 6/32" 785 26.4
275/60R15 7.5" - 9.5" 27.8 6/32" 726 28.8
325/50R15 9" - 11.5" 28 5/32" 721 33.3
For 16" wheels
245/50R16 7" - 8.5" 25.7 6/32" 785 24.4
For 17" wheels
315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 25.8 6/32" 782 29.7
275/40R17 9" - 11" 25.6 6/32" 788 25.5
245/45R17 7.5" - 9" 25.7 6/32" 785 23.5
For 18" wheels
285/40R18 9.5" - 11" 26.9 5/32" 750 29.3
305/40R18 10" - 12" 27.7 5/32" 728 31.1
305/35R18 10" - 12" 26.4 5/32" 764 30.1
285/35R18 9.5" - 11" 25.9 5/32" 779 25.7
305/45R18 9.5" - 11.5" 28.8 6/32" 701 33.4
335/30R18 11.5" - 12.5" 26.1 5/32" 773 31.4
NT555R Performance. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R is a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial designed with maximum flexibility for the weekend drag racer. The NT555R combines a high grip compound and semi-racing construction to provide maximum traction at the starting line. The tire comes molded at 6/32 of an inch and features a unique reinforced belt package to provide improved traction and high-speed stability. The NT555R is the perfect performance radial for the street or strip.

Maximum-Traction Racing Tread. NT555R's are manufactured with the original tread depth of 6/32nds" and are constructed with a specially formulated soft racing tread compound to provide maximum traction. High block rigidity, soft compounding and large contact patch provide extreme dry traction in race conditions. Low void ratio and large tread blocks optimize dry traction.

Summer Track Compound. The NT555R's compound is specifically designed to provide maximum sticky grip in the warm months on the street and the track. A reinforced belt package further improves handling and helps to prevent against punctures for road use.

Application. The Nitto Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial is a unique ultra-high performance tire that's also D.O.T.-approved, making it perfect for any street/strip 2005-2018 Mustang owner.

Tire Size Wheel Width Range Best Size Years
245/50R16 7" - 8.5" 16" x 7.5" 1979-2004
275/40R17 9" - 11" 17" x 9.5" 1979-2004
315/35R17 10.5" - 12.5" 17" x 11" 1979-2004
285/40R18 9.5" - 11" 18" x 10" 2005-2018
305/35R18 10" - 12" 18" x 11" 1979-2004
305/40R18 10" - 12" 18" x 11" 2005-2018
305/35R20 10" - 12" 20" x 11" 2005-2018

NOTE: This is a high-performance tire intended for use during summer months or warm temperatures only. Use during cold weather will greatly reduce performance, traction and handling, and greatly increase stopping distance. If using this tire in a drag or track environment during cold weather, we strongly recommend performing a pre-run burnout to nominalize the tread compound's temperature.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Details

Mounting & Balancing: AmericanMuscle offers professional mounting and balancing on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order for an additional fee. This will allow you to swap out your old wheels for your new set when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill.

  • State of the Art On-Site Tire Facility
  • Scratch-Free Mounting Process
  • Environmentally Friendly, Lead Free Wheel Weights
  • Free Optional Nitrogen Tire Fill
  • 1 to 2 Business Day Turn Around Time on Most Orders

Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is pleased to offer FREE optional nitrogen fill on wheels and tires that are purchased together on the same order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

  • Improves Fuel Economy
  • Reduced Weight
  • Maintaining Constant Tire Pressure throughout the Year
  • Prevents Corrosion to Preserve Wheel and Tire Life
What's in the Box
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Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
  • GT350 - 15, 16, 17

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2/5
Not Impressed

They have excellent grip on the drag strip, hook up nice as long as I remember to turn the traction control back on. However after 2 days at the track they are already down to the wear indicator. Definately ...

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5/5
Sticky tires that run narrow

These tires are definately very sticky and will let you launch much harder without spinning. However, this particular tire runs narrow so the 555R in 315 size looks more like a cross between 305/295. This ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Would these fit on my '03 Cobra if it is lowered 1.4 inches in the rear? I have a set of 18x10 Saleens in the rear and was wondering if the radial would fit my car seeings how it is lowered. Thanks!

GarrettC

  • Yes sir no problem

    bill2014

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will this tire fit on my 20x10 bullits? fit under my 07 GT? If not what is the largest i can go? The package came with 285s on the rear.

FASTKAT

  • The NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial in a 305/35-20 will certainly fit on the 20x10 wheel. Depending on the amount which your vehicle is lowered and if any spacer is on the hub, it could cause some rubbing on the fender. If you could contact us at your earliest convenience, we would be more than happy to confirm the fitment on you specific set-up :)

    AMJEFF

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Will the 315s fit on my 2010 GT thats lowered an inch and a half all round on 17x10.5 rims?

AaronH

  • These nitto NT555r tires in a 315 variance will fit on a 17X10.5 wheel depending on the rest of the sizing of the wheel, however, that wheel on a stock height vehicle is a tight fit, and when lowered, the rear quarter panels may have to be rolled to provide proper fitment without rubbing.

    AMjordan

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Will this 305x35x20 Nitto 555 Drag will fit on my 2014 mustang 20x10 rear wheels, while being lower 1.5" all around. I have 285x30x20 right now and I still have a gap.

Alex

  • Yes, these tires will still work for your 2014 with 20x10 in the rear and the 1.5 inch drop. The 305/35R20 may have some rubbing since they will be a wider and taller tire with travel on normal roadway, but you should be fine on dragstrips.

    AMRich

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Wondering if they make these to fit a 19 inch rim? I have a 2014 with 19s and I see only 18 and 20 inch for these tires

Tyler

  • Nitto does not currently produce a NT555R for 19" wheels.

    AMJEFF

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Can I fit a 285 tire on a 18x8 rim?

EmilioA

  • Nitto Tire has approved their 285/40R17 NT555R for fitment on 9.5" wide to 11" wide tires. This would not be able to be safely used on an 18x8.

    Rob D

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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 4.878505 4.9
  • Wet Traction 3.631068 3.6
  • Road Noise 3.735294 3.7
  • Ride Quality 4.579439 4.6



  • 2/5

    April 29, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

    Not Impressed

    They have excellent grip on the drag strip, hook up nice as long as I remember to turn the traction control back on. However after 2 days at the track they are already down to the wear indicator. Definately going to look into an extreme high performance summer tire the next go around. If you can afford to put almost $600.00 into your tires every month then by all means these are the tires to buy.

    Tony

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  • 5/5

    August 19, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Sticky tires that run narrow

    These tires are definately very sticky and will let you launch much harder without spinning. However, this particular tire runs narrow so the 555R in 315 size looks more like a cross between 305/295. This may be good news for those of you who are worried about clearance issues with modified hardware sharing space with the wheel wells (exhaust/gas tank/etc).

    bonsaicobra

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  • 5/5

    April 16, 2009

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Shocked!

    Wow I changed from the Sumitomo 315\'s to these nitto\'s and big difference!!! with my 4.10\'s I peeled until i got these now I went from a 2.1 60ft to a 1.8 best so far, and from a 13.6 to a 13.25 with no other mods to power

    Boss002

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  • 5/5

    March 17, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Track Use

    Great tires. You have to heat them up a little more at the strip to get them to hook good, but the tires are amazing. Thanks AM!

    Rich

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 12, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

    Nitto Tires

    Had them for 2 days. Did a lil burnout to slightly warm/clean them off and oh yeah lovin the grip. 100000x better than stock 235/50 all seasons.

    Curtis

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 30, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 245/50R16 (79-04 All)

    nitto drag radials

    I run 20 psi at track just heat them with a good burn out and they hook realy great

    Jack

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  • 5/5

    October 15, 2009

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    great tire

    great tire. gripped better then i thought compared to the standard nt555s. even are not bad in the rain. without a doubt i would buy these tires again

    Nick

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  • 3/5

    July 18, 2009

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Excellent street use

    The tires hook fantastic on the street, but only so so at the track for me. Longivity could be better as well, they only lasted 10,000 street miles and 3 passes down the track. Great product, but I will be buying the non-drag radial Nittos next time

    Cody

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  • 4/5

    October 10, 2007

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Good traction for $$$$

    These tires provide excellent traction for the miles you will get out of them. The best wear life you can get out of a drag radial.

    Bryan Whipple

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  • 5/5

    May 12, 2012

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Great performance

    These tires hook great at the strip or street. I bought 2 extra rims to make these tires last longer and to switch them out for winter. I usually run them around 12 psi at the strip launch around 3 or 4000 RPM doesnt spin at all just hooks and goes. My car is pretty much stock though.

    John87

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 Aiken, SC, USA

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  • 4/5

    August 29, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Great for the track!!

    I use these on my '03 when racing on the track and they hook up great!! These are a great option when using 17x9" in the rear. Not bad for handling if by chance you get stuck in the rain, not recommended but ok if it happens. Dry weather-it's on and these handle and ride great!! Not bad for burnouts either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLkmi9igM8g

    Karen

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Wayne, PA

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  • 5/5

    October 19, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/35R18 (94-04 All)

    Nitto 555R

    Tires work great for what they are designed for! I went in expecting 10-12K miles...got over 16K, and could have had more. Handle good in light rain, decent in medium...you have to reay slow down for heavy rain! But they were. Made for that, keep it in mind. Once they're warm they're super sticky, hard to break loose. Overall better than I expected!

    Adam Powell

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

    Nitto 555R Drag Radial

    Excellent tire for street use on a supercharged stang. This is my second set, 1st set lasted about 9k miles on street/track.

    Jason Mautz

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  • 4/5

    October 24, 2008

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Good Daily Driver Drag Radial

    This is the best drag radial for daily driving that there is. While its not the stickiest of the drag radials, it does last the longest; and for most cars its more than what you need. I have used nothing but Nittos on the back of my car since I got it. Also, if you do not do a lot of burnouts, then you could get over 15k miles on a set.

    Spike_africa

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  • 5/5

    February 28, 2013

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    Soooo sticky

    These tires are were an upgrade from the Sumitomo's sold here (315/17) and let me tell you they stick. I bought these thinking that they were going to be somewhat of an improvement, they're a huge improvement. To put it this way the Sumitomo's were slick in 30-40 degree weather if I got on it. These tires in the same conditions (granted they're new) grab at everything I've done. I have not had the chance to try them in wet conditions, this car doesn't see rain much at all. They also run flush with my 17x10.5 rims which the Sumitomo's didn't. Once these run out I'm going to try some BFG Drag Radials, (American Muscle hint hint). If you carry these I would gladly buy them from you.

    DoubleR

    Year: 2004 Submodel: Cobra Kansas City, KS, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 08, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

    I can finally hook

    I have 430rwhp and had previously ran 285/40/18 F1's on the rear. 1st thru 3rd was a handful now I have the nitto 555r DR's traction is not a big problem once the tires are heated up. The 305/40/18's really look good to.

    Babyhulk33

    Year: 2005 Submodel: Other Pell City Alabama

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  • 5/5

    May 07, 2011

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 275/40R17 (79-04 All)

    Drag Radials

    these tires hook up really well. Also when i got caught in the rain they didnt just spin out all day. great tires. not olny to they preform good but the tread pattern looks cool too

    Jordan

    Year: 1989 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    September 30, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 305/40R18 (79-18 All)

    LOVE EM

    i have a 450rwhp mustang ang recently installed thse tires on my car the look great an grip like ive never expereanced before (combined with aftermarked 5 link kit)

    Brandon Niemoth

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  • 5/5

    June 18, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 315/35R17 (94-04 All)

    2003 Cobra

    These tires are great! I would recommend these to anyone looking for tires that hook!

    Miguel

    Year: 2003

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  • 5/5

    March 07, 2010

    Review from NITTO Extreme Performance NT555R Drag Radial - 245/50R16 (79-04 All)

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    TIRES LOOK GREAT AND FIT GOOD. THANKS AMERICAN MUSCLE

    DAVID

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